Alessandra Naccarato reading from Re-Origin of Species at the 2019 Book*hug Fall Launch

Winner of the 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
Winner of the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize

From hybrid bodies to shifting landscapes, Re-Origin of Species blurs the lines of the real. These poems journey through illness and altered states to position disability and madness as evolutionary traits; skilled adaptations aligned with ecological change.

A lyric contemplation of our relationship to the environment, this book looks at the interdependence of species. Weaving personal narratives with a study of the insect kingdom, it draws parallels between human illness, climate change, and the state of peril in the natural world.